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  • Birthday 06/04/1960

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    Bootleg trading, Hendrix, Gov't Mule, Allmans, Garcia/Dead, the Blues, Mountain Bikes, Pirate Radio, astronomy, being outside, BBQ, beer.

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  1. Which Zep 'Epic' Is Your Favorite.

    Dazed and Confused or Whole Lotta Love
  2. THE "WHEELCHAIR"-INCIDENT 1976 AT MUSICLAND

    This sounds all kinds of fake! Grant's alleged tactics would not have worked anyway. My wife did a dozen years as an ED nurse and there's no way they would triages patents falsely for money...
  3. Rock for bellydancers playlist

    Maya Beiser
  4. Anyone know anything about this shirt?

    Agreed Steve, that's a terrible display. It should be mounted between glass such that BOTH sides can be seen!
  5. Southampton 73- Why it's the best bootleg

    I'm surprised that you would call Southampton '73 the "Best Bootleg", it's not even in my top ten...
  6. March 21st 1975 Matrix

    This just keeps me coming back for more! It sounds SO MUCH BETTER than the soundboard, you can actually HEAR jimmy's guitar!!!! Is this the GOAT of Zep boots?
  7. The 1971 versions are pretty strong.
  8. New Mystery Soundboard?

    I heard it too, it's pretty obvious, then he plays some of Animals. Pink Floyd began touring Shine On and Animals in 1974 in the UK including London so Jimmy could have heard them there...
  9. March 21st 1975 Matrix

    I've been listening all weekend and I'm ready to pronounce this the best 1975 tape! I just can't get over how good this matrix sounds! It's got the great sound quality of Four Blocks in the Snow with what, in my opinion, is a much better show. Best'75 Dazed and Confused for sure, I love the Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Pigs reference at about 9 min!
  10. March 21st 1975 Matrix

    Look what I down loaded! Sounds GREAT too! I can't believe that there are no postings about this Cuztard Pi matrix remaster! (My apologies if there IS a thread about this remaster already going...) Here's what the txt file says: Led Zeppelin - Seattle Center Coliseum 1975-03-21 (SBD/AUD Matrix) Matrix/Remaster using independant SBD & AUD recordings to add life to the original SBD. Note: This is an edited/remastered/SBD-AUD Matrix version using both the original "Led Zeppelin 1975-03-21 Seattle - Deus Ex Machina SB (EVSD)" soundboard recording that was quickly withdrawn from Dime on 2017-08-02 and immediately replaced by a reseed care of jupiter2101 as below; plus an audience recording from Dime in 2008: "LZ1975-03-21 Seattle Mix CD" (no longer listed on Dime). ............................... Contrast Clause #1: This is different from the following: http://www.../torrents-details.php?id=597827 Led Zeppelin 1975-03-21 Seattle, WA, USA - Deus Ex Machina SB (EVSD) - RESEED -: a reseed of the original SBD used in this matrix Contrast Clause #2: This is different from the following: http://www.../torrents-details.php?id=597994 Led Zeppelin -- March 21, 1975 -- Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA -- Seamingless Version (fade-outs/-ins removed); which is a reworked version SBD recording with the fade-outs/-ins at the end and start of the discs to seamingless crossfades. Contrast Clause #3: This is different from the following: http://www.../torrents-details.php?id=598563 Led Zeppelin - 1975-03-21 - Seattle, WA (Deus Ex Machina - EVSD - Audience); which is an independant EVSD audience recording of the same show. Contrast Clause #4: This is different from the following: http://www.../torrents-details.php?id=588565 Led Zeppelin - 1975-03-21 - Seattle, WA, USA (The Hammer Of The Gods) (LSD) [AUD]; which is an independant LSD audience recording of the same show. ................................... Band: Led Zeppelin Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA Date: Friday 21st March 1975 Original source recording information from Dime torrents: Source 1: SBD: Silvers > Exact Audio Copy (Secure Mode) > Flac level 8 (TLH) Source 2: AUD: 2 source mix: Both sources: 2a & 2b, mixed and edited at 24bit / 96000kHz. Finished wav files downsampled to 16 bit / 44100kHz CD quality wav files and SBE corrected > flac 2a: Stan Gutoski's/JEMS master reels x2 @ full-track mono @ 7.5 ips > Bill Bratton's 1st gen reels x2 @ full-track mono @ 7.5 ips > wav (24/96) 2b: Mike Tate and Mark Gorelick's master cassettes x4 > Bill Bratton's 1st gen reels x2 ( reel 1 @ 3 3/4 ips and reel 2 @ 7 1/2 ips) > wav (24/96) This Matrix/Remaster (Cuztard Pi): Lineage: HD (*.flac from Dime) -> Foobar2000 -> *.wav -> Audition & Wavelab6 -> *.wav (16bit/44.1kHz) -> Foobar2000 (level 8) -> *.flac -> Dime Title: Seattle Center Coliseum (SBD/AUD Matrix)(1975) File size: WAV = 2.16GB; flac = 1.28MB Set List (3h 40min): Intro Rock And Roll Sick Again Over The Hills And Far Away In My Time Of Dying The Song Remains The Same The Rain Song Kashmir *** No Quarter Since I've Been Loving You Trampled Underfoot *** Moby Dick Dazed And Confused *** Stairway To Heaven ~~encore 1~~ Whole Lotta Love/The Crunge Black Dog ~~encore 2~~ Communication Breakdown Heartbreaker flac tags, fingerprints, MD5 & folder art files are included. *** Note - the recording is continuous but if you want to put it on 4xCDRs then you could split it after: Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Dazed And Confused. ................. Notes: I guess we are all becoming (or are already) well spoiled by the various pieces of rare treasure that pop-up now & again on Dime; The SBD of this show that 1st appeared on Dime on 1st Aug 2017 was such a gift.. but then it was suddenly gone (i.e. withdrawn) just 1 day later! ... & then immediately back again as a "reseed". Wow! So it is free for all to listen to free of charge .. isn't Dime great! And what a great show it is! ... over 3 and a half hours of Zeppelin SBD from 1975 (just 2 months earlier than when I first saw them at Earls Court London; so a very welcome addition to my ever expanding collection). I thought someone might put up a SBD/AUD matrix of this show to try & add a bit of life to the great but just a bit dry SBD, there were several requests for such a matrix .. but so far it has not happened. So ... having put such a matrix together myself using an old AUD recording that I also got from Dime back in 2008, I thought I would post it on Dime for any who fancy it; a nice alternate to the original. Producing SBD/AUD matrix mixes using modern digital recordings is relatively easy .. but doing the same with old (i.e. '70's) analogue recordings (especially with 3+1/2 hours length!) is a bit more difficult .. bottom line, it has taken me well over a week to sync up the SBD & AUD recordings and produce the matrix. ... but it came out very nice & well worth sharing back via Dime .. so here it is. Check out the samples posted in the thread below to hear whether you want to grab this alternative version of this fine show or not. I think it sounds GREAT & I prefer it to the original SBD! For those interested - basic details of the mixing & mastering applied to the original 2 Dime sources (using Wavelab6 & HarBal) are as follows: A: Balance left & right channel volume & frequency response for the SBD source B: Apply balancing EQ to both SBD & AUD sources C: Mix 2 sources with adjustments to the stereo image D: Finalise matrix mix EQ plus apply light compression & limiting (~ -1dB max; -12.4dBrms average) E: Adjust final volume levels to balance out dynamics F: Add silent lead-in & -out plus fade ins & outs G: track split A note for any finicky audiophiles out there: Mixing & remastering of the original sources has been done with the aim of enhancing the listening experience. If you prefer virgin recordings, unspoiled by any such amateur 'dabbling' then do not join in on this one. Be warned now ... I don't want any whingeing! ;-). ... and don't forget that the original SBD is currently still available on Dime; see link above. But for the rest of you Dime'ers I recommend that you GO FOR THIS ONE ... you won't be disappointed! I score the sound quality as 9 out of 10 ( = A- ); but hey! ... don't flame me if you don't agree ... & at least keep it friendly ;-) If you have any comments, whether positive, negative or otherwise, I would love to read them ... don't be a lurker! ..................................................................... SUPPORT THE ARTIST BY BUYING THEIR STUFF! IF YOU LIKE IT SHARE IT!! FREE TRADE ONLY - NOT FOR SALE!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A CURSE ON ANYONE SELLING THIS RECORDING!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Enjoy - Cuztard Pi - 19th August 2017
  11. 1977 North American Tour - 40th Anniversary

    I know what I'm listening to today!!!!!
  12. 2016-17 NBA Thread....

    Those games weren't won at "home", Raiders' Superbowl win in '76 was in Pasadena and in '80 it was in New Orleans, the Warriors won in Cleveland in '15, although the A's were just across the Bay in '89 and therefore "in the Bay Area."
  13. 2016-17 NBA Thread....

    Warriors get it done! This is the first championship won in the Bay Area since the '74 A's!
  14. 2016-17 NBA Thread....

    "A defensive genius" :)
  15. The later albums?

    I've been hooked on LZ since 1972. I have all the original records, the CDs, the cube set remasters and the new remasters. The albums I listen to the most these days are PG, Presence, and ITTOD.
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